|Identity theory (philosophy of the mind): the thesis that mind states are nothing but states of the brain. Types of identity theory are the weaker assumption of a type-type identity and the stronger assumption of a token-token identity._____________Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments. |
Gerhard Vollmer on Identity Theory - Dictionary of Arguments
Identity Theory / Vollmer: no evidence of neurophysiology will ever be sufficient to prove the identity theory - reason: explanation: - which can be explained by the assumption of an entity, always can be explained by the adoption of two entities.
Identity / identity theory / Vollmer: ((s) here: identity of the mind with a physical realization): not all properties must match - e.g the optical and haptic impression of an apple are not identical. - ((s)Vs: these are extrinsic properties.)_____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
Was können wir wissen? Bd. I Die Natur der Erkenntnis. Beiträge zur Evolutionären Erkenntnistheorie Stuttgart 1988
Was können wir wissen? Bd II Die Erkenntnis der Natur. Beiträge zur modernen Naturphilosophie Stuttgart 1988